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By Kristian Whittaker CANBERRA — Long-time anti-apartheid activist Kerry Browning, after two-and-a-half years of court hearings, will go to trial on May 27. Browning was originally arrested on charges of firebombing cars belonging to the
By Tony Collins and David Brazil Bathurst is a "Tidy Town", even though a very untidy incident is taking place within its famous district court building. Ten kooris find themselves at the mercy of Judge Bill Nash and an all-white jury, accused of
By Frank Noakes PERTH — Farmers in Western Australia's wheat belt have formed the Rural Action Movement, with a perspective best summed up by Bindi Bindi farmer Stan Lewis: "Let us not be afraid of being militant: let us be afraid of not being
ACT UP launches national campaign By Damien Bourke and Philip Baker SYDNEY — The Aids Coalition To Unleash Power (ACT UP) here on April 29 launched a six-week national campaign directed against the federal government and health minister Brian
Story by Barry Healy Photo by David Brazil SYDNEY — "We cannot morally aspire to be a free people in our own land while oppressing others. The plight of the Palestinians evokes a disturbing echo", Marta Romer of Jewish Women in Support of an
Rallies back Kurds Brisbane By Bill Mason The plight of the Kurdish people in northern Iraq was the focus of a rally and march organised by the Kurdish Association of Queensland here on April 20. Some 100 people gathered in Roma Street Forum
By Peter Boyle and David Mizon Waiting for a national wages campaign from the ACTU? Don't hold your breath; there is none coming. The electrical trades, metal and building unions are threatening to stop public transport and disrupt
SUPPORT GREEN LEFT WEEKLY MARCH BEHIND THE GREEN LEFT BANNERS Adelaide: Saturday May 4, 11 a.m. Peace Park Brisbane: Monday, May 6, 10 a.m. TLC building, 16 Peel St, Sth Brisbane Melbourne: Sunday, May 5, 2 p.m. Trades Hall, Cnr Lygon St &
Federal regulations giving legal recognition to homosexual relationships in immigration for the first time came into effect on April 15. Australia thus joins a handful of countries (New Zealand, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway) which acknowledge the
By Adriaan Anarco-Troika DARWIN — The "razor gang" Estimates Review Committee, set up by the Country Liberal Party government late last year, will slash over $120 million from government spending over the next two years. It recommends the
By Col Hesse SYDNEY — It was standing room only on April 10, at St Peters Town Hall in Sydney's inner west, as 250 local residents met to protest against "Mt Sydenham". On May 5 their rage will be maintained at a public demonstration called by
"It is becoming clearer and clearer that the Chernobyl disaster was even more catastrophic than the antinuclear movement anticipated", said Friends of the Earth spokesperson John Hallam on the fifth anniversary of the disaster. On April 26, 1986,
By Peter Boyle A large number of police have been brought into Wodonga to contain a militant picket line by 270 striking workers from Wodonga Meats. The strike, according to the Australasian Meat Industry Employees Union, was forced by the
Wetland decision deferred By David Brazil Greater Taree City Council this week reserved a decision on a sand mining development application affecting one of the most sensitive wetlands on the NSW north coast. BHP-Utah wants to establish
Arthur Murray and Sonny Bates, convicted in the Brewarrina "riot" trial, will be sentenced in Bathurst on Friday, May 3. The NSW Aboriginal Deaths in Custody Watch Committee is organising a demonstration outside the Bathurst District Court at 10
By Martin Mulligan MELBOURNE — State Liberal leader Alan Brown turned up for a day's work on April 23 only to find that his parliamentary colleagues had been conspiring to dump him. By 10.30 a.m. the game was up. Both Brown and his deputy,

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